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Thursday nights at the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center are getting more eventful this fall

Thursday Nights at the Museum return September 9
Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore will lead off the return of Thursday Nights at the Museum on September 9

Thursday Nights at the Museum returns on September 9, featuring a concert with Grammy Award-winning singer Mollie O’Brien and her husband Rich Moore. O’Brien and Moore bring folk, Americana, blues and jazz to the museum stage. O’Brien and Moore were the last Thursday Night program at the Museum before

“(O’Brien) is considered by many to have one of the best voices in Colorado,” said Longmont Museum Events Manager Justin Veach. “They’re fun and laid back, really a dynamic duo.”

The first of fourteen Thursdays worth of excitement, O’Brien and Moore will play in the museum’s outdoor courtyard for the sunset concert. Bench seating is limited, but patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics for comfortable listening.

With fourteen weeks of programming, don’t expect music in every slot. Diversity and variety are the watchwords for Thursdays, according to Veach, to reflect the incredible people that live and work in Longmont in the Thursday night programming.  

“What’s really incredible with programming at the museum is that we can do whatever we want,” Veach said. “We’re a multi-disciplinary museum, so nothing is off limits. We can go historical or contemporary, science one week and performance another.”

September 16 will see the return of The Longmonster, the museum’s late-night style talk show hosted by Veach. Guests include Longmont librarian and Maker General co-owner Stephanie Sterling, Robin Autorino of Robin’s Chocolates and City Councilmember Aren Rodriguez. Other panel discussions include a continuation of the Voices of Change series and a conversation on climate change and agriculture.

Also featuring Thursdays are films and shorts from the 2021 Boulder International Film Festival on three separate nights, including Longmont filmmaker Katrina Miller’s The Silence of Quarantine. For locals looking for something a little more active, every Thursday will also host an Art & Sip class ranging from Japanese fabric dyeing to painting local landmarks. 

All musical acts and film events on Thursdays are ticketed events, but the panel discussions are free to the public. 

Thursday Nights at the Museum’s fall season runs through December 9. Veach and the museum staff will carefully adhere to all COVID-related guidelines issued by the city and county to ensure the health and safety of the community during museum programming.